Chapter 631: Rejection of Invitation
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: - -
The Vermilion Bird Immortal Palace, how could Qin Wentian forget it?
His other true-self, Di Tian, had obtained the inheritance from the founding emperor of Grand Xia when in the Royal Tomb. The Xia Emperor passed him a key, and that key had always been in Di Tian's possession since then.
How ancient was the founding emperor of Grand Xia, the Xia Emperor? Back then he barged into the immortal palace, one could only venture a guess as to how ancient that immortal palace already was back then. He still remembered that the Xia Emperor told Di Tian that the Great Dream Immortal Art, along with several other treasures, was obtained from that place. The Xia Emperor didn't really venture into the core of that immortal palace, and his level of strength back then wasn't sufficient to fully grasp the secrets of that place. He was only someone who took a risk, and that risk eventually allowed him to build an entire empire.
This was the reason why the Grand Xia Empire had the Vermilion Bird as its totem beast.
Right now, Qin Wentian actually learnt that the reason why the Royal Sacred Sect was summoning so many Heaven Chosen from all the major powers of the Royal Sacred Region was because they wanted to explore the Vermilion Bird Immortal Palace. How could he not be surprised?
"Seems like it's about time for Di Tian to exit the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia." Qin Wentian's eyes flashed with sharpness. Since he was about to venture into the Vermilion Bird Immortal Palace, he would naturally need the key in Di Tian's hand. Although he still didn't know how to use the key, it was always better to be prepared. That key, not even the Royal Sacred Sect might have a similar one.
"Hm, you have a plan?" the old ancestor smiled as he noticed the light sparkling in Qin Wentian's eyes.
"Will the Royal Sacred Sect use us as mere cannon fodder?" Qin Wentian asked.
"I don't know about that, but I wouldn't exclude that possibility." A similar bright glow flashed in the eyes of the old man. The Core Faction was the faction in control of the Royal Sacred Sect and among them there were some extremely terrifying characters in the Heavenly Dipper Realm. As to what the Royal Sacred Sect really wanted to do, those not of the Core Faction could only speculate.
Upon hearing the words of the old man, Qin Wentian understood that the old man was reminding him. As to whether or not one would be a cannon fodder, that ultimately depended on one's strength.
"Are these two your little girlfriends?" The old man stared at Mo Qingcheng and Qing`er as a sneaky smile appeared on his face. For some reason, even that smile looked quite shameless when on the face of this old man.
Mo Qingcheng and Qing`er's gaze landed on Qin Wentian at the same time. Qin Wentian silently cursed this old man for being a bastard and after which, he only heard Little Rascal speaking in a baby voice, "That's right!"
Qing`er aimed another slap over, Little Rascal was directly smashed into the crowd as whimpering sounds echoed out. It stared at Qing`er with an aggrieved expression as it spoke, "You bully me! Wentian, in the future after you marry her, you have to help me bully her back!"
Qin Wentian's face was completely filled with black lines, and as he saw Qing`er's cold gaze turning in his direction, he couldn't help but to shiver while silently cursing Little Rascal in his heart. When he returned, he would definitely teach Little Rascal a lesson it would never forget.
"Hey hey, are you interested in becoming my disciple?" The old man asked as he stared at Qing`er.
"Nope," Qing`er icily replied, causing a stunned look to appear on the face of the old man. When he saw how the other members of the Battle Sword Sect gazed at him, his heart exploded in sweat. All his face today was completely thrown away by these two little dolls in front of him.
"This lord is only joking around with you. Yup, just joking around," the old man stated with a straight face after coughing a couple times "Okay go, just go. With your little bits of talent, I can't even be bothered to provide guidance to you all."
"Okay," Qin Wentian wasn't polite, he instantly turned and departed. The others stared at him as a look of comprehension filled their eyes.
"WHY ARE THE WHOLE LOT OF YOU STILL NOT SCRAMMING YET?!" The old man violently cursed, and a moment later, everyone ran away with their tails between their legs. Such speed was truly admirable....
The period of three days flowed by very quickly. There were many peak-tier Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns who arrived at the Royal Sacred Sect. There were young cultivators among these groups of sovereigns, and there were also middle-aged cultivators over a hundred years old. They came from the various major powers and were now all gathered here.
Although the vast majority of the major powers had no idea what the Royal Sacred Sect was planning, they didn't wish to miss an opportunity. It was extremely rare for the Royal Sacred Sect to issue such a command, and since they wanted to gather so many experts, there must be a very important event coming up.
After entering the gates of the Royal Sacred Sect, climbing the over a hundred feet ladder, and passing by the various palaces of the Factions within, the experts from the major powers gathered at an extremely vast training field.
Qin Wentian also arrived, and as his perception swept out, he actually felt a faint sense of pressure. All these characters that came here, although they might not be as famous as an era-suppressing genius, the auras they exuded were all at the peak of Heavenly Dipper. Evidently, these people had all comprehended at least one kind of true intent.
And among the crowd, Qin Wentian also saw Fan Miaoyu and Wu Teng.
"Qin Wentian, you came too." Wu Teng and Fan Miaoyu smiled when they noticed Qin Wentian walking over. Although they were opponents on the Sacred Battle Platform, they were all extremely impressed by each other. Especially towards Qin Wentian, such an opponent was truly worthy of respect.
"Mhm," Qin Wentian nodded and smiled in response.
The gazes of several people turned in this direction, looking at Qin Wentian. Soon, there were even whispers as they started discussing him.
Recently, Qin Wentian's name shook the world again. In fact, in these few months, there were no other characters in the Heavenly Dipper Realm who were as famous as him in the Royal Sacred Region.
Top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm; the killing of the crown prince of Grand Shang; causing of death of one of the elders of the Royal Sacred Sect; and three days ago, he fought a grand battle against heroes of the younger generation, killing Di Shi of the supreme Di Clan and eventually, becoming the sole victor.
However, the eyes of many in the crowd was filled with cold intent. An example were those Heaven Chosen from Grand Shang Empire as well as the Violet Thunder Sect, they were all filled with maliciousness towards him.
Other than this, because Qin Wentian indirectly caused the death of a Royal Sacred Sect Elder, there were many disciples of the Royal Sacred Sect who didn't really like Qin Wentian.
"Qin Wentian." At this moment a voice drifted over. Qin Wentian shifted his gaze in the direction and realized that it was none other than that imposing figure who had appeared at the Sacred Battle Platform three days ago. He spoke to Qin Wentian, "Come with me."
After speaking, he turned and soared away. Qin Wentian walked out of the crowd and followed the person. After soaring away for some time, that person halted and turned to face Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian asked, "Senior, what can I do for you?"
"I'm someone from the Core Faction of the Royal Sacred Sect. I'm sure that you already know this faction is the true controller of the Royal Sacred Sect. I wish to extend an invitation for you to join our Core Faction," That person spoke to Qin Wentian, formerly issuing an invitation to him.
Before this, they had already invited Hua Taixu. They didn't act to invite Qin Wentian then because they were in consideration of the feelings of the Grand Shang Faction. But after Qin Wentian's extraordinary performance on the Sacred Battle Platform, they decided to formally invite Qin Wentian.
"Senior, as for joining the Royal Sacred Sect, isn't it the same if I continue cultivating with the seniors of the Battle Sword Sect since they are a faction of the Royal Sacred Sect as well?" Qin Wentian probed. Although he knew he was tricked by the ancestor of the Battle Sword Sect, he was still grateful in his heart. Now that there was an invitation for him to join the Core Faction, he naturally had to understand things more clearly.
"Not the same." That person shook his head. "If you joined us, you will belong to the Core Faction. And even though this matter might cause those from the Grand Shang Faction to be unhappy, you can just ignore them. We will settle them for you, concluding the matter once and for all. In addition to that, if you choose to join us, you will also enjoy an advantage with regards to this trip to the Immortal Palace."
That person leaked some info, yet he didn't make things completely clear. Even so, they were willing to not pursue and settle the grudge formed because of the death of the elder from the Grand Shang Faction back then. From this, one could see how important they considered Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian also naturally understood this point.
However, wanting him to join the Core Faction? Qin Wentian couldn't help but feel disloyal if he joined them. Although the Battle Sword Sect was part of the Royal Sacred Sect, there were still differences, after all. If he, who originated from the Battle Sword Sect, joined the Core Faction like this instead of staying with the Battle Sword Faction, how could he face himself?
"Senior, junior wishes to have more time to carefully consider this," Qin Wentian replied, rejecting the invitation in a covert manner.
That person started, but recovered immediately as he continued, "We will move out soon. Think carefully before confirming your decision. This is an extremely important matter."
Qin Wentian muttered to himself. Eventually he inclined his head and stared at the other party, "My apologies, at least as of now, I still wish to remain in the Battle Sword Sect."
Such a reply evidently caused the man to be taken aback. An expression of astonishment flashed on his face before he nodded his head, "Sure, you can go back then."
"Junior takes his leave then." Qin Wentian couldn't tell if the other party was happy or angry. The eyes of that person were calm with no fluctuations within. He was certainly a character that was even more terrifying compared to that elder from the Royal Sacred Sect in the past.
Qin Wentian walked towards the crowd as many pair of eyes turned to him. He heard one person whispering, "This man is none other than Qin Wentian, the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm and people even claim that he is unrivalled in the Heavenly Dipper Realm."
"Unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper?" One of the females from the Royal Sacred Sect glanced at Qin Wentian as she emotionlessly continued, "These people not from our sect simply doesn't know how vast the earth is and how high the heavens are. Do they really understand what the so-called 'unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper' means? What a joke."
"That's right. Even if he is the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm, that's only because we didn't participate," another person added in a low voice.
Although the voices of these people were low, but since they didn't intentionally mask their words Qin Wentian naturally heard them. There was disdain and suspicion in their eyes when they glanced at Qin Wentian. Naturally, there were also those whose eyes gleamed with interest.